Atwater FFA Students Compete at Cosumnes River College Field Day
Two Atwater High School FFA judging teams joined nearly a thousand other high school agriculture students at the annual Cosumnes River College FFA Field Day focused on Career Development Event (CDE) skills competitions on April 6th. The agriculture related skills competitions provided students another opportunity to improve their agriculture industry-related skills as the state championships approach in late April and early May.
The Marketing Plan team placed 2nd overall with a team comprised of Kiah Briscoe, Anessa Cardenas, and Megan Escobar. The contest seeks to effectively prepare students for the opportunities and expectations of the agricultural business workplace. Students seeking careers in agriculture business must develop a high degree of knowledge and skill as well as the capacity to create and present a marketing plan.
The Atwater FFA Floriculture team placed 8th overall with a team comprised of Kathy Vargas, Marissa Nuno, Yisdiva Rojo, and Xitalic Alvarado. The contest involves plant identification, application of “hands-on” floral arrangements, and industry related floral skills.
The Cosumnes River College FFA Field Day is designed to showcase students’ “hands-on” and technical skills in various agriculture related fields. “Students apply their knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in real-life job skill environments,” said FFA advisor Kaylyn Davenport. “We have a group of students that take tremendous pride towards their work ethic and skill development in a variety of agricultural related skills and occupations.” The FFA judging competitions and state championships continue with Fresno State University and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo scheduled in the coming weeks.
For more information on the Atwater High School Agriculture Department and Atwater FFA, please log on the website www.AtwaterFFA.org .
Atwater High School Agriculture Department
PO Box 835 / 2201 Fruitland Ave
Atwater, CA 95301